King Abdullah City for Atomic Energy president receives Argentine ambassador

Argentina’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Marcelo Gilardoni.
Updated 07 December 2018
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King Abdullah City for Atomic Energy president receives Argentine ambassador

  • KACARE, established by royal order in 2010, is tasked with developing the Kingdom’s atomic and renewable energy program

RIYADH: The President of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), Dr. Khalid bin Saleh Al-Sultan, received Argentina’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Marcelo Gilardoni.
They reviewed the joint cooperation between the two countries on the peaceful uses of atomic energy and also discussed the National Atomic Energy Project in Saudi Arabia.
KACARE, established by royal order in 2010, is tasked with developing the Kingdom’s atomic and renewable energy program.
It aims to create a master plan for a sustainable city near Riyadh.


Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

Updated 19 April 2019
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Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

  • Finance representatives of 150 government bodies meet for the Budget Forum 2020

RIYADH: Saudi finance chiefs have kicked off a major conference in the capital aimed at mapping out the Kingdom’s budget requirements.
Around 300 specialists representing 150 government bodies met at the InterContinental hotel in Riyadh for the Budget Forum 2020.
Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan welcomed delegates to the second edition of the gathering organized by the Saudi Finance Ministry under the slogan “Partnership and Empowerment.”
Al-Jadaan said the ministry was focused on “partnership and commitment,” and sought to share the challenge of developing an effective budget to achieve the Kingdom’s ambitious goals.
“We are also committed to empowering financial leaderships to learn about the ministry’s programs and projects and provide training and qualification opportunities to the best international standards,” he added.
The finance chief said the budget planning process required the collaboration of multiple authorities and a clear strategy based on transparency. 
Items up for discussion at the forum included financial planning in governmental bodies, automation, and the promotion of revenues and efficient spending.
Finance Ministry steering committee chairman, Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Freih, stressed the importance of the forum in getting the ball rolling at an early stage on formulating a general state budget.
Workshops were held on the sidelines of the conference focused on empowering government organizations, and a training program on financial planning and income estimations was also staged.